Conference Topics

  • Agrivoltaics systems:
    • System assessment and performance indicators
    • System models and simulation
    • Decision support systems
    • Multi objective optimization methods

 

  • The management of agriculture production under photovoltaic panels:
    • Plant and crop physiology (Shade tolerance, crop adaptation to agrivoltaics systems)
    • Crop growth models (to simulate crop response to agrivoltaic environments)
    • Selection of species and varieties (and crop rotations) suitable for agrivoltaics
    • Plant response to biotic and abiotic stress under PV panels
    • Management and protection of soil
    • Water management, rain harvest, water storage and irrigation
    • Genotype x Management x Environment interaction in agrivoltaics
    • Livestock management

 

  • Technical aspects:
    • Data sharing and analytics
    • PV panels for agrivoltaics (bifacial, thin-film, organic PV, lead-free perovskite, spectral splitting, CPV...)
    • Agrivoltaics mounting systems and geometries (row distances, vertical clearances, PV row width, trackers etc.)
    • Solar radiation assessment
    • Shadowing ratios
    • Case studies, best-practice technologies
    • Smart farming and artificial intelligence modelling and solutions

 

  • Environmental, legal and socio-economic aspects:
    • Economics of agrivoltaics and business models
    • Legal framework of agrivoltaics
    • Environmental impact
    • Multiple ecosystem services and agrivoltaics
    • Water Food Energy Nexus analysis
    • Agrivoltaics in public policies
    • Quality assurance and standardization, safety
    • Social acceptance
    • Agrivoltaics promotion and dissemination
    • Ethics of agrivoltaics
    • Potential analysis